‘He has more goals than Man Utd’ – Fans go wild for Koulibaly’s thunderb**tard
Welcome to Stamford Bridge, Kalidou Koulibaly!
Koulibaly was playing his first-ever game at the Bridge since his big-money summer transfer from Napoli.
The defender is known more for his dominant defending than he is for goalscoring, but he tore up the script on Sunday.
What a goal from Koulibaly
Koulibaly opened the scoring on 19 minutes with a quite sensational strike.
Fellow summer signing Marc Cucurella lofted a left-wing corner to the far side of the penalty area, only for Koulibaly to lash home an incredible first-time right-foot volley with the outside of his boot into the corner past Hugo Lloris.
It sent the home fans into a frenzy and prompted some wild reactions from fans on Twitter.
Here are some of the best below.
Sterling helps to win the corner, Cucurella takes it and Koulibaly scores with a superb volley - nice impact from Chelsea's new signings— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) August 14, 2022
Scouting report on Koulibaly: "likes to volley a ball."— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) August 14, 2022
Kalidou Koulibaly’s half by numbers Vs. Tottenham:— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) August 14, 2022
100% long ball accuracy
100% tackles won
92% pass accuracy
44 passes completed
4/5 long balls completed
Monumental home debut. 👑 pic.twitter.com/fmKm9c6196
Chelsea are still playing without a natural number nine and they are in the market for a striker before the end of the transfer window.
Some fans even joked that Koulibaly is Chelsea’s best striker currently.
I’ve seen enough Koulibaly would be our best striker, stick him up front— Dubois (@CFCDUBois) August 14, 2022
Of course, Twitter wouldn’t be Twitter without someone poking fun at Manchester United’s current struggles.
Koulibaly now has more EPL goals than Man Utd this season pic.twitter.com/Qn7ZduJBvU— 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐤 ✨ (@_Just_Malik) August 14, 2022
But no one was more delighted with Koulibaly’s goal than the man who paid the money for him to join Chelsea, new owner Todd Boehly.
Todd Boehly loving that Koulibaly goal 😄 pic.twitter.com/aq4bcv6MVm— CFC Russ (@CFC_Russ) August 14, 2022